June 12, 2013
June 5, 2013 marked 32 years since the first reported case of the disease that would go on to be known as AIDS. To commemorate the date, Kergan Edwards-Stout, author of the novel Songs for the New Depression, about one man's battle with AIDS, reached out to 32 activists to find out HIV/AIDS have affected their lives.
June 11, 2013
Beginning in July, Tanzania will face a stock out of Tenofovir, a key HIV medication, meaning that HIV-positive Tanzanians taking Tenofovir will not have access to their HIV medication until more supplies arrive. An emergency shipment is expected between mid-and late August, but a full shipment could be unavailable for up to six months.
June 10, 2013
My mom was a fighter. When she, my sister Ariel, and I were diagnosed with HIV in the early 80s, my mother soon discovered that that there were virtually no treatment options available for children living with HIV. But she refused to back down. When Ariel lost her battle with AIDS in 1988, my mom gathered together her closest friends and founded the Pediatric AIDS Foundation. She traveled from hospitals to Capitol Hill, from Hollywood to the Oval Office, demanding that children have access to HIV treatments that could save their lives and that researchers focus their attention on the smallest victims of AIDS: children.
June 7, 2013
This week, we’re celebrating the success of “A Time for Heroes,” thanking Jeweler’s for Children for their years of generous support, learning about the importance of male involvement in preventing HIV/AIDS transmission, and sharing a new photo exhibit opening in New York City.
June 7, 2013
Today, the New York Historical Society Museum and Library will display a stunning photo exhibit called AIDS in New York: The First Five Years. Curator Jean Ashton explores the impact of the epidemic on life, public health, medical practices, culture, and politics in New York City and across the nation. Drawing from the archives of the New York Public Library, New York University, and the National Archive of LGBT History, the show will use posters, photographs, and artifacts to tell the story of the early years of AIDS in New York.
June 6, 2013
It is a very busy time in Geneva right now, with the recent conclusion of the World Health Assembly (WHA), the start of the United Nations (UN) 23rd session of the Human Rights Council, and buzz about possible peace talks to regarding the ongoing conflict in Syria to be hosted here in the coming weeks.
June 6, 2013
Mwitwa Chileshe,a former Zambian Global Health Corps Fellow, recently joined the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) as a full-time employee. An aspiring statistician, Mwitwa joined the Global Health Corps with the hope of learning more about increasing access to HIV treatment for every Zambian. “I saw the fellowship as a vehicle that would fast-track gaining… skills, networks, and knowledge,” he said. During his fellowship, Mwitwa learned a lot – not only about HIV, but about how to stay on track and be a leader.
June 5, 2013
On May 30, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation (EGPAF) in Nampula province was visited by Manuel Guimarães, permanent secretary for the provincial government. This was the first visit to the office by a high-ranking government official. The objective of the visit was learn more about how EGPAF is implementing its programs in the province and deliver recommendations on how to better fight HIV/AIDS.
June 4, 2013
As we explore new ways to provide the treatment and education necessary to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS (PMTCT), we need to look beyond services for pregnant women and mothers and include the crucial role male partners have in successful PMTCT programs.
June 4, 2013
At this year’s A Time For Heroes carnival in Los Angeles, California, the stars of Hollywood were out in full force. From Interscope Recording Artist Jessica Sanchez to actors and actresses from Disney’s “Teen Beach Movie,” celebrities took the time to pay tribute to EGPAF’s important work and enjoy a day of fun in the sun. But our favorite stars were the EGPAF Ambassadors who gathered at A Time For Heroes to share their stories and the mission of the Foundation.